John Kitzhaber

35th and 37th governor of Oregon

John Albert Kitzhaber (born March 5, 1947) is an American politician. In 2011, he became the Governor of Oregon. He was also Governor of Oregon from 1995 to 2003.

John Kitzhaber
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35th and 37th Governor of Oregon
In office
January 10, 2011 – February 18, 2015
Preceded byTed Kulongoski
Succeeded byKate Brown
In office
January 9, 1995 – January 13, 2003
Preceded byBarbara Roberts
Succeeded byTed Kulongoski
President of the Oregon State Senate
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byEdward Fadeley
Succeeded byBill Bradbury
Member of the Oregon State Senate
from the 23rd district[1]
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Succeeded byRod Johnson
Personal details
John Albert Kitzhaber

(1947-03-05) March 5, 1947 (age 74)
Colfax, Washington, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Sharon LaCroix (1995–2003)
Cylvia Hayes (2003–present)
ResidenceMahonia Hall
Alma materDartmouth College
Oregon Health and Science University

On February 13, 2015, Kitzhaber resigned as governor due to some serious allegations against him. His resignation became effect on February 18 when Kate Brown succeeded him.

On May 2, 2016, Kitzhaber announced his endorsement for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in his 2016 nomination for the Democratic nomination.[2]


  1. "Oregon Health Plan starts today". Tri-City Herald. February 1, 1994.[permanent dead link]
  2. Gordon Friedman (2016-05-12). "Kitzhaber shares why he voted for Bernie Sanders". Statesman Journal.

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